Welcome! I'm Christopher O'Donnell.
Creating masterful images in Lightroom and Photoshop is a very simple process:
Step 1: Identify your creative vision for the image.
Step 2: Minimize distractions.
Step 3: Enhance the atmosphere.
Now here’s the key to darkroom success that many photographers completely miss out on:
The technical knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop presented in a clear, actionable blueprint that guarantees extraordinary results for every image you process.
It’s the perfect marriage of “left-brain” and “right-brain”….creative mastery boiled down to a science.
There’s no magical shortcut to this step (but I think you knew that already).
This is where I come in.
I’ve spent the past 11 years refining my creative process and packaging it up into The Darkroom System.
This is a proven workflow that has given photographers the skills and knowledge to create an extraordinary portfolio they are proud of.
It’s a system that gets your creative gears grinding with protective “bumpers” to work within, so you can develop your own techniques with total confidence.
Not only is this creatively satisfying, but sets you up for future success by perfecting your craft and relying on your own skills.
Free Lightroom Workflow Cheatsheet
This PDF cheatsheet outlines the exact start-to-finish Lightroom Classic workflow I go through whenever I import new photos, with dozens of my best tips and tricks. Save time and frustration by learning how to better organize and process your own images.
Learn how nature photographers use Photoshop in four simple steps.
When it comes to processing landscapes in Photoshop, there are only four main concepts you need to know: layers, masks, smart objects, and luminosity masks.
And once you learn them, even the most advanced techniques (like dodging and burning or exposure blending) will make total sense.
I've simplified these pillars of Photoshop into easy-to-follow guides that you can start reading right now.